Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Questions Couples Should Ask Before Marrying (part deux)

8) Do we truly listen to each other and fairly consider one another’s ideas and complaints?

Absolutely. Unless we're busy doing something really important like writing a blog entry or reading Hawkeye Wrestling message boards. But otherwise, yes, 100% of the time. It's critical.

In fact, Jennifer and I have honed our listening skills to the point where we can absorb most of what the other person is saying at a subliminal level without even paying all that much attention. Which allows us to, say, upload a YouTube video and complete an eBay transaction while discussing, say, our relationship. And efficiency is part of the glue that holds a marriage together. We both agree on that. At least I think we do. I recall Jennifer rambling on about it the other day. Or maybe she was talking about something else, I don't know.

But, yes. Definitely. Listening is key.

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